January 1, 2019

Tips How to Become an Engineer

As an engineer you are probably involved in working out how to build the tallest bridge, design the slickest engine, or how to build the smallest car. And you may be caught up so much in your work that you never pay attention to your career. But today opportunities within engineering are many, and there are great companies offering superb engineering opportunities. In this blog we dispense some top tips how to get your career back on track.

Plan Your Path

You may be great at what you do, but have you sat down and planned where your career is going? Only you really know what you want for the future, so it is you that should set future goals and document them. Make them achievable and set the right time scales.

Never Stop Learning

Even if you are qualified, keep abreast of all the new and upcoming trends in engineering, both in your field and associated fields. You may be specialized at what you do, but if you know other engineering disciplines then that opens up more scope for you. Consider additional learning, courses, seminars, workshops, anything to advance your knowledge.

Look for Assistance

Try to learn from somebody that you know and respect, a mentor of sorts. Regularly meet and discuss engineering experiences. This will develop your career as you will receive valuable advice and learn career opportunities.

Networking

In any career, you should never stop networking. This is the best and singularly most effective way to advance your career prospects. Join professional groups, perhaps reach out to your old university colleagues, people that you have worked with in the past, attend conferences and seminars on hot topics. When you network like this you are constantly being updated with all sort of relevant news and information. Networking works both ways so be prepared to offer advice and assistance too.

Take on More Responsibility

It may be that your own personal advancement as an engineer lies with your present employer. Show willing to your line manager that you are prepared to take on more complex tasks. Look for more responsibility than you already have and learn more complex tasks.

Develop Your Business Skills

You may be a very skilled engineer, but you need a grasp of how other businesses work, and what are the determining factors that make other firms tick. Investigate all areas of business such as, operations, finance, perhaps even sales and how they impact a company. The more you know, the better you will be in your role.

Share Expertise

It is not just inside your company that you need to let people know of your skills and qualities. This is not a time to be modest, share your engineering knowledge using social media. Write blogs, or join chat rooms to share your experiences. Offer your services to lecture or speak at local engineering schools and colleges. Engineering is one of the greatest careers in the world, it gives you the opportunity to help your fellow man. And the higher the job that you perform then the more service you are also doing.

June 20, 2018

Architectural Marvels Around the World

There are some amazing buildings and other man-made structures that have been built throughout the world. These are structures that really showcase the talent and creativity of architects. After all, to design and build a structure that is not only aesthetically-pleasing, but also safe and functional, is not an easy task. We will discuss here…

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Architectural Marvels Around the World
June 6, 2018

Top Engineering Firms Around the World

There are several engineering firms throughout the world; some of these have made more impact than others. Here we are going to discuss the top engineering firms that are known today. Well Known Firms The firm 3M  is a well-known company, it is an American company that has expanded into a multinational conglomerate with branches…

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Top Engineering Firms Around the World
May 11, 2018

The Different Types of Jobs in Engineering

There are many types of jobs available in the Engineering field, some of which pay a very high salary. Some of these fields are: mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering and petroleum engineering. Within each of these engineering fields are several sub-disciplines in which a person can specialize. To obtain a job in…

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The Different Types of Jobs in Engineering
May 1, 2018

Continuing Education that is Vital for Engineers

Engineering is like many professional fields in that new methods, techniques and approaches are constantly being developed and recommended. This means that it is very important, in fact, essential that an engineer undertake continual learning to stay current within their field and profession. Continuing education thus should be made a priority for workers regardless of…

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Continuing Education that is Vital for Engineers
January 21, 2018

Top Engineered Bridges In The World

Bridges have been an effective part of transportation ever since humans started to move their goods and themselves from one place to another. In the beginning, engineers only have to do little more than fall a tree across a river or stream, but now they have discovered that bridges could cut across vast distances and…

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Top Engineered Bridges In The World
January 11, 2018

Amazingly Engineered Hotels In The World

For most travelers, finding the best place to stay is one of the essential parts of any tour of visiting a country or city. Hotels offer leisure and luxury to lots of people on vacation or trip. To have a unique peaceful and perfect holiday, it’s best to lodge in a world-class hotel to ensure…

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Amazingly Engineered Hotels In The World
January 2, 2018

Most Famous Engineers of The Last Century

The beginning of the last century marked the middle of an industrial revolution. It has seen a tremendous explosion regarding engineering and it’s developments. The 20th century often regarded as the golden year in engineering due to the enormous amount of advancement made during the time. The brightest minds of the time were busy coming…

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Most Famous Engineers of The Last Century
December 13, 2017

Engineering in Construction

Construction engineering is a vast field that tackles the designing, planning and managing the construction of various buildings. Its field of practice ranges from roads, airports, dams, commercial facilities to domestic building. Being such a vast domain, it has been divided in several sub-specialties. All in all, construction engineers have to be able to work…

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Engineering in Construction
December 5, 2017

The Different Types of Engineers

Engineering is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the world. It requires vast technical knowledge and the aptitudes to put that knowledge into practice. All we see around us, from skyscrapers to smart phones, are all here thanks to some very creative engineers. The range of work that implies engineering skills is…

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The Different Types of Engineers
November 22, 2017

The Amazing Field of Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering can be defined as the study of the behaviour of the earth or different soils which are subjected to loading forces and soil-water interactions. This study is readily applied in the design of foundations, earth dams, retaining walls, geosynthetics for waste containment and clay liners. The objectives of this study range from the…

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The Amazing Field of Geotechnical Engineering